- The former Imo state government, Rochas Okorocha has expressed deep concern over the current state of the nation
- Okorocha at a burial ceremony urged the youths in the country to channel their agitations right by voting come 2023 and not vent on traditional rulers
- The Nigerian politician Okorocha, who was emotionally heartbroken, said that Imo state was gradually turning to Afghanistan
Imo state- Former governor of Imo state and the lawmaker representing Imo west senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, has appealed to youths to stop attacking monarchs because of failure of governance in the state.
Okorocha, made this call on Wednesday, December 22, at Eziama Obierie in Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state, during the burial service of Jemimah Nwosu, mother of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, The Punch reports.
The Senator said:
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“Imo is bleeding because of insecurity.”
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Instead of taking a violent approach, Okorocha asked youths to wait till 2023 and vote out bad governance through an electoral process.
The lawmaker who wept said this was not the same state he governed for eight years and handed over in 2019.
He said six serving governors could not attend the funeral rites because of the insecurity in the state.
“I want to appeal to the youth to stop venting their anger of bad governance by killing innocent citizens. This is not the Imo I used to know."
2023: New twist as prominent Yoruba group declares support for Okorocha
According to the group, they arrived at a consensus that Nigeria's next president should come from the southeast and had decided to support the former governor.
The group's spokesperson, Prince Ebunola Martins made this known at a town hall meeting in Lagos.
President Muhammadu Buhari vows to flush out bandits
In another report, President Muhammadu Buhari had said that the federal government is committed to flushing out bandits and criminals across the country.
The president also said that his administration is ready to bring justice to all by apprehending and prosecuting perpetrators while protecting citizens from the onslaught of all forms of criminal activities in the country.
Buhari gave the assurance on Friday, December 10, when the federal government delegation paid a condolence visit to Governor Aminu Tambuwal over the killings of 23 travellers by suspected bandits.